Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:00:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Grady Sizemore is hitless in his last 13 at-bats to drop his average to .213. He has just one extra-base hit in his last 11 games, in which he's hitting .128 (5-for-39). OF Jackie Bradley Jr. is hitting .229 and has struck out once every three at-bats this year. OF Jonny Gomes is hitting .213 and has 19 strikeouts in 47 at-bats. OF Mike Carp is hitting .250 in 24 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: With Shane Victorino (hamstring) set to return this week, expect John Farrell to use the extra body as a way to mix and match his outfielders in order to give them some rest. Bradley and Sizemore figure to remain as regulars, but their playing time may fluctuate more frequently when Victorino is back.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:47:00 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) took batting practice and did some running Friday, April 11, and said he would need only two to three rehab games to get his timing back down before returning.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino could be back relatively quickly, and Jonny Gomes and Daniel Nava figure to be the losers if John Farrell wants to keep both Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. in the lineup together.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:17:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Grady Sizemore is making his first ever start in left field Thursday, April 10, with OF Jackie Bradley Jr. getting the nod in center. Manager John Farrell isn't committing this arraignment permanently, since the team likes to get OF Jonny Gomes some playing time in left field. How well Bradley continues to play might determine how often Farrell deploys this alignment. Bradley has a slash line of .400/.478/.978 this year and is 6-for-12 with two doubles, four runs, four RBIs and three walks in the last four games. Sizemore has had some defensive lapses lately. If the Red Sox continue to start Sizemore and Bradley when OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns, it could mean a loss of playing time for Gomes and OF Daniel Nava, who has had a slow start to the season.
Fantasy Tip: Bradley should be owned in all leagues now that he's gotten his opportunity this year and is running with it. Sizemore's defensive shortcomings in center will help Bradley's cause.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:08:35 -0700
The Boston Red Sox will continue to approach their leadoff spot in a committee approach. OFs Jonny Gomes and Daniel Nava are likely to continue switching off at the top of the order, and OF Grady Sizemore could also see some time there. Nava is hitting only .138 (4-for-29) with a .219 on-base percentage, and manager John Farrell said he prefers to keep 2B Dustin Pedroia in the No. 2 spot.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:06:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) tweaked his right hamstring Saturday, March 29, and is headed for an MRI.
He's in serious jeopardy of missing the first couple of weeks of the season.
Fantasy Tip: The team could elect to start Jonny Gomes in right or use a combination of him and Jackie Bradley Jr. Both are AL-only relevant, but probably not in mixed leagues.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:42:44 -0800
Boston Red Sox OFs Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava and Jonny Gomes are all candidates to hit in the leadoff spot this season. Gomes will platoon with Nava in left field.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:33:51 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes and C David Ross will remain in the starting lineup for Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in Games 2 and 3. C Mike Napoli will return to first base and DH David Ortiz will serve as the designated hitter.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:53:11 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) was scratched from the lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals due to back tightness. OF Jonny Gomes replaced Victorino in the lineup, and OF Daniel Nava shifted from left field to right field as a result. Gomes ended up hitting a home run in the game.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:39:23 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell would not commit to a lineup for Game 1 of the World Series when asked Monday, Oct. 21. However, he hinted that SS Xander Bogaerts and OF Jonny Gomes are likely to start. "Can't go away from a certain lineup that's gained momentum," Farrell said.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:04:07 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley isn't in the lineup against a tough lefty Tuesday, Sept. 10, but manager John Farrell said Bradley "is going to be in the mix" to replace OF Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) in certain matchups. OF Shane Victorino is starting in center field Tuesday, with OFs Jonny Gomes and Daniel Nava manning the corners.
Fantasy Tip: Bradley may be a candidate in cavernous mixed formats if you're looking for a stolen base boost. However, Bradley is probably best left to AL-only formats since he won't be playing every day.